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Paul preaches to the Thessalonians and Bereans. His discourse to the Athenians.

 1 And when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
Cum autem perambulassent Amphipolim et Apolloniam, venerunt Thessalonicam, ubi erat synagoga Judaeorum.

 2 And Paul, according to his custom, went in unto them; and for three sabbath days he reasoned with them out of the scriptures:
Secundum consuetudinem autem Paulus introivit ad eos, et per sabbata tria disserebat eis de Scripturis,

 3 Declaring and insinuating that the Christ was to suffer, and to rise again from the dead; and that this is Jesus Christ, whom I preach to you.
adaperiens et insinuans quia Christum oportuit pati, et resurgere a mortuis : et quia hic est Jesus Christus, quem ego annuntio vobis.

 4 And some of them believed, and were associated to Paul and Silas; and of those that served God, and of the Gentiles a great multitude, and of noble women not a few.
Et quidam ex eis crediderunt et adjuncti sunt Paulo, et Silae, et de colentibus, gentilibusque multitudo magna, et mulieres nobiles non paucae.

 5 But the Jews, moved with envy, and taking unto them some wicked men of the vulgar sort, and making a tumult, set the city in an uproar; and besetting Jason's house, sought to bring them out unto the people.
Zelantes autem Judaei, assumentesque de vulgo viros quosdam malos, et turba facta, concitaverunt civitatem : et assistentes domui Jasonis quaerebant eos producere in populum.

 6 And not finding them, they drew Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, crying: They that set the city in an uproar, are come hither also;
Et cum non invenissent eos, trahebant Jasonem, et quosdam fratres ad principes civitatis, clamantes : Quoniam hi qui urbem concitant, et huc venerunt,

 7 Whom Jason hath received; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.
quos suscepit Jason, et hi omnes contra decreta Caesaris faciunt, regem alium dicentes esse, Jesum.

 8 And they stirred up the people, and the rulers of the city hearing these things,
Concitaverunt autem plebem, et principes civitatis audientes haec.

 9 And having taken satisfaction of Jason and of the rest, they let them go.
Et accepta satisfactione a Jasone, et a ceteris, dimiserunt eos.

 10 But the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea. Who, when they were come thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews.
Fratres vero confestim per noctem dimiserunt Paulum et Silam in Beroeam. Qui cum venissent, in synagogam Judaeorum introierunt.

 11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so.
Hi autem erant nobiliores eorum qui sunt Thessalonicae, qui susceperunt verbum cum omni aviditate, quotidie scrutantes Scripturas, si haec ita se haberent.

 12 And many indeed of them believed, and of honourable women that were Gentiles, and of men not a few.
Et multi quidem crediderunt ex eis, et mulierum gentilium honestarum, et viri non pauci.

 13 And when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was also preached by Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up and troubling the multitude.
Cum autem cognovissent in Thessalonica Judaei, quia et Beroeae praedicatum est a Paulo verbum Dei, venerunt et illuc commoventes, et turbantes multitudinem.

 14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go unto the sea; but Silas and Timothy remained there.
Statimque tunc Paulum dimiserunt fratres, ut iret usque ad mare : Silas autem et Timotheus remanserunt ibi.

 15 And they that conducted Paul, brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a commandment from him to Silas and Timothy, that they should come to him with all speed, they departed.
Qui autem deducebant Paulum, perduxerunt eum usque Athenas, et accepto mandato ab eo ad Silam et Timotheum ut quam celeriter venirent ad illum, profecti sunt.

 16 Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry.
Paulus autem cum Athenis eos exspectaret, incitabatur spiritus ejus in ipso, videns idololatriae deditam civitatem.

 17 He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews, and with them that served God, and in the marketplace, every day with them that were there.
Disputabat igitur in synagoga cum Judaeis, et colentibus, et in foro, per omnes dies ad eos qui aderant.

 18 And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him; and some said: What is it, that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods; because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.
Quidam autem epicurei et stoici philosophi disserebant cum eo, et quidam dicebant : Quid vult seminiverbius hic dicere? Alii vero : Novorum daemoniorum videtur annuntiator esse : quia Jesum et resurrectionem annuntiabat eis.

 19 And taking him, they brought him to the Areopagus, saying: May we know what this new doctrine is, which thou speakest of?
Et apprehensum eum ad Areopagum duxerunt, dicentes : Possumus scire quae est haec nova, quae a te dicitur, doctrina?

 20 For thou bringest in certain new things to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean.
nova enim quaedam infers auribus nostris : volumus ergo scire quidnam velint haec esse.

 21 (Now all the Athenians, and strangers that were there, employed themselves in nothing else, but either in telling or in hearing some new thing.)
( Athenienses autem omnes, et advenae hospites, ad nihil aliud vacabant nisi aut dicere, aut audire aliquid novi.)

 22 But Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.
Stans autem Paulus in medio Areopagi, ait : Viri Athenienses, per omnia quasi superstitiosiores vos video.

 23 For passing by, and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the unknown God. What therefore you worship, without knowing it, that I preach to you:
Praeteriens enim, et videns simulacra vestra, inveni et aram, in qua scriptum erat : Ignoto Deo. Quod ergo ignorantes colitis, hoc ego annuntio vobis.

 24 God, who made the world, and all things therein; he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Deus, qui fecit mundum, et omnia quae in eo sunt, hic caeli et terrae cum sit Dominus, non in manufactis templis habitat,

 25 Neither is he served with men's hands, as though he needed any thing; seeing it is he who giveth to all life, and breath, and all things:
nec manibus humanis colitur indigens aliquo, cum ipse det omnibus vitam, et inspirationem, et omnia :

 26 And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times, and the limits of their habitation.
fecitque ex uno omne genus hominum inhabitare super universam faciem terrae, definiens statuta tempora, et terminos habitationis eorum,

 27 That they should seek God, if happily they may feel after him or find him, although he be not far from every one of us:
quaerere Deum si forte attrectent eum, aut inveniant, quamvis non longe sit ab unoquoque nostrum.

 28 For in him we live, and move, and are; as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring.
In ipso enim vivimus, et movemur, et sumus : sicut et quidam vestrorum poetarum dixerunt : Ipsius enim et genus sumus.

 29 Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the graving of art, and device of man.
Genus ergo cum simus Dei, non debemus aestimare auro, aut argento, aut lapidi, sculpturae artis, et cogitationis hominis, divinum esse simile.

 30 And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men, that all should everywhere do penance.
Et tempora quidem hujus ignorantiae despiciens Deus, nunc annuntiat hominibus ut omnes ubique poenitentiam agant,

 31 Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity, by the man whom he hath appointed; giving faith to all, by raising him up from the dead.
eo quod statuit diem in quo judicaturus est orbem in aequitate in viro, in quo statuit, fidem praebens omnibus, suscitans eum a mortuis.

 32 And when they had heard of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked, but others said: We will hear thee again concerning this matter.
Cum audissent autem resurrectionem mortuorum, quidam quidem irridebant, quidam vero dixerunt : Audiemus te de hoc iterum.

 33 So Paul went out from among them.
Sic Paulus exivit de medio eorum.

 34 But certain men adhering to him, did believe; among whom was also Dionysius, the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Quidam vero viri adhaerentes ei, crediderunt : in quibus et Dionysius Areopagita, et mulier nomine Damaris, et alii cum eis.

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